20th Century Fox Partners With HP to Deliver Converged Cloud Digital Enterprise

20th Century Fox Partners With HP to Deliver Converged Cloud Digital Enterprise 
Companies Foster Innovation Without Compromise 
LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 06/12/13 --  HP (NYSE: HPQ) today
announced that 20th Century Fox (Fox) has selected HP as its
strategic cloud partner, using the power of the cloud to drive
business growth through increased agility while ensuring that its
entertainment assets remain secure.  
Fox's cloud initiative will enable IT to offer agile, scalable and
cost-effective services to the Fox Business Units that leverage the
Fox Enterprise Media Framework (EMF), a mission-critical set of
capabilities for managing, collaborating and distributing media
assets globally. 
The entertainment industry's digital transformation has placed huge
demands on Fox's IT environment. By migrating its traditional IT
infrastructure to a converged cloud solution, Fox is driving out IT
costs while supporting business innovation.  
"We continue to build upon our world-class digital supply chain by
transforming into a cloud-enabled enterprise, providing the
scalability and agility our business partners demand," said John
Herbert, executive vice president and chief information officer, 20th
Century Fox. "In addition to media management, this highly efficient,
cost-competitive cloud solution provides an ideal environment to
support our internal cross-divisional customer needs."  
As a result of this transformation, Fox will further align business
and IT, accelerating enterprise agility and shared services
responsiveness. The converged cloud enterprise framework will be
powered by an HP CloudSystem Enterprise including HP 3PAR StoreServ
Storage, HP Cloud Service Automation, and HP Database and Middleware
Automation to deliver true cloud pooling of resources. This will
allow Fox to provide real-time consumption and capacity monitoring,
resulting in transparent and competitive cost structures. Fox also
plans to use the bursting capability of HP CloudSystem to burst to
HP's public cloud when peak demand requires additional capacity.  
Key to the solution will be the ability to provide zone-defined cloud
security. This will allow Fox to create high-security "cloud zones"
for media management and content distribution, delivering the full
flexibili
ty of a digital enterprise while mitigating the risk. Unique
cloud zone security profiles will be used for marketing, publicity
and production content. These security cloud zones will be
underpinned by solutions from the HP Enterprise Security portfolio. 
"20th Century Fox has taken a visionary approach, building its cloud
infrastructure for the future," said Bill Veghte, chief operating
officer, HP. "They are disrupting the traditional IT delivery methods
and transforming themselves from a builder to a broker of IT
services."  
Fox expects the following benefits from its cloud journey: 


 
--  Reduce data center footprint by 70 percent.
--  Cut traditional compute and storage provisioning from five weeks to 15
    minutes.
--  Shift 50 percent of IT resources from commodity support to global
    service brokering.
--  Implement rate-card-driven shared services.

  
About 20th Century Fox Film
 One of the world's largest producers and
distributors of motion pictures, 20th Century Fox Film produces,
acquires and distributes motion pictures throughout the world. These
motion pictures are produced or acquired by the following units of
20th Century Fox Film: Twentieth Century Fox, Fox 2000 Pictures, Fox
Searchlight Pictures, Fox International Productions and Twentieth
Century Fox Animation. 
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HP
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Chris Petrikin
20th Century Fox
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crhis.petrikin@fox.com 
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